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How to Effectively and Efficiently Edit Configuration Files in Linux

Oct 04, 2016, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

Every Linux administrator has to eventually (and manually) edit a configuration file. Whether you are setting up a web server, configuring a service to connect to a database, tweaking a bash script, or troubleshooting a network connection, you cannot avoid a dive deep into the heart of one or more configuration files. To some, the prospect of manually editing configuration files is akin to a nightmare. Wading through what seems like countless lines of options and comments can put you on the fast track for hair and sanity loss.

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